With increased optimism surrounding the wedding season this year, a pretty wedding guest dress is the ticket to feeling your most celebratory and joyful. But the best part, aside from being able to celebrate with family and friends safely? Romanticism is a major trend this season, which perfectly lends itself to dressing for "I do’s." Design elements at the crux of the movement include super pretty prints, sweet silhouettes—like tiered skirts, puffed sleeves, and bustier-style necklines—and feminine flourishes, such as bow straps, flouncy hems, and shirred or smocked shape, often to highlight the waistline. We’re a flutter!
Of course, more streamlined dresses are abundant, too, if your tastes skew more minimal. Think: a shoulder-baring halter neckline á la Megan Markle’s second wedding dress by Stella McCartney, a timeless slip that beautifully skims the body, or a pleated dress with a delightfully slinky feel.
Vibrant prints and colors are other trends that spark so much joy. The season is rife with them, whether here for a fitted, color-blocked column dress, a voluminous silhouette splashed with a bold floral motif, or a pared-back midi in bubble-gum pink. There are so many options from subtly sweet to full-on femme, so you’ve got options no matter the dress code. Ahead, see 31 styles we adore.
Mauby Romantic Poplin Dress
For a laidback dress code, this smocked floral midi is oh-so-sweet, whether you style yours with heels or flats.
BHLDN Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress
A sleek slip dress is flawless any time of year, and for spring and summer, this dusty blue is divine.
Mastani Ibadat Dress
Floral haters, feast your eyes on this Artisan hand-marbled print for a wedding guest look that’s nothing but elegance.
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